This course is designed for undergraduate programs of science and medical disciplines. Biostatistics is the application of statistical methods (summarizing data and drawing valid inferences based on limited information) to biological systems, more particularly, to humans and their health problems. This course deals with statistical concepts and terminology and basic analytic techniques.

Prerequisites: BOTN-6106

Learning outcomes:

The course covers several statistical tools for analyzing biological data through Statistical methods with practical applications.

This course will also focus on the knowledge of statistics Softwares such as Minitab, R etc  For the analysis of biological data.

This course will help the students to improve their analytical skills and support for further research.

Text books:

  1. Daniel, W.W. (2010). Biostatistics: A foundation for the health sciences (6th ed.). New York:  John Wiley & Sons.
  2. Diggle, P., Diggle, P. J., Heagerty, P., Liang, K. Y., Heagerty, P. J., & Zeger, S. (2002). Analysis of longitudinal data (2nd ed.). London: Oxford University
  3. Dunn, G. & Everit, B. (1995).  Clinical Biostatistics (15th ed.). London:  Edward Arnold
  4. Zar, J. (2000). Biostatistical analysis (5th Ed.). New York:  John Wiley and Sons.
  5. Shoukri, M.M, &  Pause, C.C. (1998).  Statistical Methods for Health Sciences (2nd ed.). Florida: CRC press.


Description of system of Evaluation

Exam: Mid (30%), Final (50%), Sessional (20%): Assignments, Presentations, Class Participation, Quizzes

Time Table: MSc Self : Monday (2:00 PM-3:00 PM), Tuseday (4:00 PM-5:00 PM), Friday (3:00 PM-4:00 PM)

Course Material